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knocking the barricades back out of place as soon as the cops put them up. in some cases, demonstrators had to wrestle their own members away in an attempt to settle them down. >> this is exactly what we pay for! this is a police state! they are supposed to protect and serve! >> reporter: what exactly is happening? one police commander tells me the plan it was barricade the encampment then incrementally throughout the evening give protestors a chance to leave. but just before 5:00, police quickly pulled many of the barricades back an abandoned one entire flank of the encampment. one commander on the ground told me it was, quote, a tactical retreat that no cops here want to escalate confrontations so they are playing it very cautiously. >> as we were setting up the barricade lines some of the officers on the north side were violently attacked by the demonstrators. >> reporter: violently? >> violently attacked. they started kick the barricades. on the embarcadero side, a group ran out, kicked the barricade line, it fell down, struck an officer in the hand. we believe the officer may have
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a broken hand. he is en route to the hospital now for treatment. >> reporter: back live now, what deputy chief cashman also told us, he said the reason they came in today was to set up what he called a safety zone around the encampment. as you can see, it's just open to the public. anyone can come through here. and so they put up these barricades according to deputy chief cashman to keep the encampment from overflowing to the sidewalk. that's interesting. from ground level, you know, we'll have to decipher whether that's the case because i have to tell you, the way the police officers came in it was quite aggressive, dana. it wasn't like for your safety we're going to put up these barricades. they came in meaning some kind of business and according to another commander i spoke to on the ground here, they were coming in to give an ultimatum to these folks that it was time to leave. it's not clear whether they will follow through with the incremental ultimatum throughout the evening. didn'tty cashman said he doesn't think there will be -- deputy cashman said he doesn't
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think there will be any more anivity tonight oo are it's like a hornet's nest. the bees get agitated. it seems to be that they are agitated right now. people are upset. >> reporter: and when people get agitated and if police react to that agitation, then you have what happened in oakland. this police department is acutely aware of the public relations nightmare that caused so they said they doesn't want to do that. they want to take it very cautiously. >> all right. joe vazquez, thank you very much. we are going to talk about the public relations nightmare. in an exclusive cbs 5 surveyusa poll out tonight, it shows that most san franciscans are not happy with the way mayor ed lee has handled the "occupy" protestors. 46% say they disapprove while 31% approve. 49% say the city was wrong to offer the demonstrators a new location on mission street. 40% say it was the right move. powerful winds wreaked havoc across california today. they brought down trees and left nearly 25,000 people in
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santa cruz without power. juliette goodrich is in livermore tonight where a strong wind fueled a fast moving house fire there. >> reporter: hi, allen. certainly strong winds throughout the day. gusty winds throughout the tri- valley and here in livermore. unfortunately, a wind driven fire damaged one home, destroyed two others. >> that house went up in about maybe 20 minutes. it just went to a crisp. >> reporter: high winds fueled this house fire in livermore. it destroyed his home and quickly spread to two others on andrews street. >> it's very possible that the wind caused the growth of the exposure that happened so quickly. it sounds like the occupant opened doors throughout the house and i don't know if he opened windows also. if he did the risk is the wind drove the fire through the house quickly and then to the exposure building. >> reporter: gusty winds knocked down trees throughout the bay area. a bart train struck a tree or
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tree branch that toppled down due to the high winds. it happened near the hayward station this morning causing major delays in the fremont line in both directions and there was no bart service south of hayward. there were no injuries but passengers wondered where was the wind advisory on bart is this. >> the wind advisories yesterday, they should have seen it coming, check the trees. >> reporter: in sunnyvale, a driver collided head on into another downed tree on highway 101. fortunately the driver was okay. the car not so much. >> for kurt, he is happy he got out on time and the fire department is only a few blocks away from his house. >> i ran there, phoned them and came back here. >> reporter: it was up in flames? >> yes. >> reporter: there have been a number of power outages throughout the bay area. in the south bay more than 1,000 customers. here in the tri-valley, more
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than 300 customers. pg&e doing their best to restore power just as quickly as possible. as for the residents here in livermore, two of the homes that were destroyed have been boarded up. and those residents have had to find a place to sleep tonight. in livermore, juliette goodrich, cbs 5. the santa ana winds aren't unusual in southern california by any means but nothing like this. take a look at this massive tree that fell on a gas station in pasadena. city leaders are urging people there to stay home, keem their kids out of school even. many of the roads littered with downed limbs and power lines. some of the wind gusts in the san gabriel mountains were clocked at nearly 100 miles per hour. hundreds of thousands are without power down there tonight. some won't get their electricity back we're told until sunday. those winds tore through the foothills. look at this house. the tree crashed into a dentist's office in twain harte. the dentist said he didn't know what was happening when that
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tree first hit. >> sounded like an earthquake and it came down and then i think it bounced because you felt it kind of twice and then you heard some screaming and -- and we realized, you know, people were saying, call 911. >> we are told about 20 people were inside. nobody was hurt. it's still windy out there, roberta. what have we got coming tonight? >> we have some breezy conditions. clear skies. currently our sustained winds not as bad as they were earlier today when they were peaking at 20 to 30 miles an hour. but certainly, pretty breezy night. and it looks like we'll have the wind with us throughout the evening hours as we take a look at our futurecast wind scale here. watch the clock tick by. you see the winds up to 25 miles per hour. there you have the morning commute winds still up to 26 in fairfield. we'll tell you when the winds will ease back next time around. >> thank you. state lawmakers are turning
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in the keys to your cars. for decades taxpayers have been picking up most of their tab for their representatives' rides. now that perk is ending but linda yee tells us the new plan could actually cost us even more. >> reporter: only state pool vehicles and staff personal cars now fill the capital garage. assembly and say the members turned over the keys and gas credit cards for their taxpayer- funded cars ending a perk some feel is hard to justify when the state budget is strained and programs to inget cut but the plan could be backfiring. members for now will still get to charge 55 cents a mile for using personal cars. >> if you drive 20,000 miles a year, that's $10,000 right there. >> reporter: so that's not going to save any money? >> uhm, we'll do the evaluation after a year. my suspicion is it probably won't safe as much when you multiply it by the 80 members. >> reporter: taxpayers could pay up to a million dollars a
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year. the old car program cost about $735,000 covering leases, gas insurance and maintenance costs. >> we shouldn't change anything if it's going to cost more. i think they should have looked into it better before they made the bill. >> obviously you have to go back to the drawing board. >> reporter: taxpayer sentiment is not lost on the lawmakers who are talking about reducing that mileage rate. but even if they come up with an amount that's less than 55 cents a mile, the capital budget crunchers say it will still cost more than giving the members their cars. the decades-old car program has had its controversies. former state senator carole migden slammed into several cars in her state-issued vehicle. she later claimed to be suffering the effects of cancer treatment. state senator leland yee's wife was involved in an accident while driving her husband's state vehicle. for now, 77 cars including the newest buicks, mustangs and suvs have been turned over to wholesalers and brokers. >> all we have done now is we have delivered the vehicles to
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the state garages. we'll start getting the checks in from the brokers. it's their car then to sell and do whatever they want. the actual sale of the vehicles will probably generate 650,000 for the assembly. >> reporter: the senate's 20 cars are estimated to bring in about half that an amount that should pay for one year's member reimbursements in the new no-car program. in sacramento, linda yee, cbs 5. pg&e is being slapped with a $38 million fine because of a deadly natural gas explosion. it happened back in 2008 in rancho cordova. it killed one person, injured several others. well, the california public utilities commission said pg&e violated a number of safety laws when it installed that pipeline. and among them? the pipe was not authorized for gas service. a jury cleared johannes mehserle and four other bart police officers of using excessive force against a passenger three years ago. the passenger had claimed mehserle and the others kicked,
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punched and then arrested him. the incident took place weeks before mehserle shot and killed oscar grant on new year's day. bart says the verdict shows that its officers acted properly. bart is out with some new guidelines on when to shut down cell phone service on board its trains and in its stations. back in august, bart shut off cell service at four san francisco stations because of a planned protest. well, of course that move sparked many protests of its own. today bart's board voted to prohibit cell phone blackouts unless there is a, quote, extraordinary threat that woken danger passenger safety. a lifeline that may not be there the next time you need help. what's being disconnected from bay area freeways. she took a million-dollar payout to leave her job. so why did a former bay area school chief just file for unemployment? i'm don ford in vallejo. a major cold war facility gets a rebirth. but into what? i'll have the story coming up. ,,
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disconnected in droves. an's maybe last call for emergency roadside call boxes. they are being disconnected in droves and it's saving the state millions of dollars. but will this be any left to save you? mike sugerman on the future of freeway phones. >> the local news of the week. >> reporter: add to the junk heap of history along with rotary telephones, fax machines, not yet dead, freeway call boxes. >> we'll continue to have fewer call boxes than now. >> reporter: does anybody use them 13 last year about 20,000 people pulled over and called for help using one of these call boxes. >> that sounds like a lot.
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10 years ago there were 100,000 calls coming into emergency operations centers lightning this 511 system in oakland so the number is down 80% and it comes to about one call per box per month. >> this is all due to the proliferation of private cell phones. >> reporter: 91% of americans have cell phones to call 911. 9% don't. what happens when they break down? even if you do have a cell phone, you can't get reception everywhere. >> particularly in rural areas and hilly areas,. >> reporter: john goodwin asked we not yet bury the call box. there are still 2100 around the bay area and starting last year hundreds were removed and hundreds more are waiting their final curtain call. the commission will take official action on the future of call boxes and at the moment there's no formal opposition to
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drastically cutting their numbers. mike sugerman, cbs 5. former san francisco school superintendent arlene ackerman has filed for unemployment. now, that's after getting nearly a million dollars to leave the same job in philadelphia. if her claim is approved, she will get the maximum benefit which is $573 a week. her buy-out contract allows her to file for unemployment. ackerman was fired from the san francisco school district in 2006 collecting $375,000 in severance. a housing developer is bringing some new jobs to the bay area. and with them, an unusual type of home. it's putting a factory that builds collapsible homes on mare island. don ford shows us how the homes work. >> reporter: mare island naval shipyard building 680 has been empty for 15 years. nuclear attack submarines once
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had their periscopes repaired here. and today the empty building has come back to life. a construction company has moved in building modular homes using the most environmentally- friendly green methods available. but that's not what makes them stand out says cofounder. >> then they are fold the up like a piece of origami, shipped in a normal side truck and then unphonedded. >> reporter: they are built on a place with hinges. the walls are lifted into place and in about a week you have a complete home ready to move into. in addition to its folding homes, the company has brought something else very important to vallejo. jobs. james was hired at blue homes just as his unemployment ran out. >> rain or shine we are going to be working here. >> reporter: laura upshaw and her husband both work here. she says it's her dream job. >> i wanted to do what i enjoy
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doing what i love doing what i feel like i'm born it do is weld, and i love it. >> reporter: the company is glad to have them and the mayor of vallejo was nevada was compete competing for this company but lost out to vallejo. >> we have water, we have rail, we have intestate freeway. and we have a historic shipyard with great buildings. how could nevada even think they could compete? >> reporter: in vallejo, don ford, cbs 5. the window for the world famous surf contest at mavericks opens january 1. now, the mavericks invitational in half moon bay was supposed to open today. but it was pushed back because of a lack of big waves this time of the year. organizers say that the holidays are generally a blackout period. that window stays open until march 31st. and look at this. it's not the ocean. they are surfing on lake tahoe.
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50-mile-an-hour winds created big waves on the lake enough for a number of people to say, hey, dude! surf's up! >> they were prepared with wet suits and surf boards in tahoe. >> where there's a will there's a way. what i find amazing is the air temperature was 35 degrees. the water was 50 degrees. wow, warmer in the water than in the air. but those were all wind-driven waves. outside, we have, boy, wind- swept skies clear skies looking out towards the embarcadero brightly lit up in 10,000 l.e.d. lights. wind sustained around the bay area it 13 to 20 miles an hour. this is not suggesting that we don't have any gusty winds out there. right now livermore gusts up to 30 miles an hour. your futurecast will suggest to all of us that we still have a breezy night ahead. not as windy as last night. by the morning commute san
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francisco with sustained winds at 21. fremont winds die down mid- morning and into the afternoon while at the delta it remains breezy to windy. we still have the wind advisory in effect for the higher elevations anything above 1,000 feet. that would be the north bay and east bay hills as the winds continue to ramp up out of the northwest, 20 to 30 miles per hour. now, settling in, getting lost in all this wind coverage, the cold overnight low temperatures. near freezing throughout the tri-valley which leads me to believe somebody's going to drop down to 32 degrees possibly danville. 41 in san rafael. 39 redwood city through palo alto. meanwhile it does suggest that we'll have the gusty winds overnight in the highest elevation. tomorrow windy early-morning and then crystal clear with temperatures into the 60s. it looks like for the most part temperatures up to 68 for the warmest locations in santa rosa. that full seven-day forecast still straight ahead. a legal ruling that could save thousands of cancer
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cancer patients whose lives could depend on finding a be marrow match. a a federal court today handed a huge victory to cancer patients whose lives could depend on finding a bone marrow match. a closer look now at the ruling that will allow some donors to be paid. >> reporter: in its unanimous decision, the ninth circuit court of appeals ruled that when bone marrow cells are donated using a donor's bloodstream, rather than through the hip, the donor can be paid. >> certainly when the national organ transplant act was passed in 1984, there was virtually no
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discussion of bone marrow and certainly no discussion of banning compensation for bone marrow. >> reporter: the institute for justice led the fight to allow compensation claiming that nearly 3,000 americans die each year waiting to find a donor match with minorities hardest hit. the court ruled that donating marrow through the arm is no more dangerous or painful than donating blood. >> it's legal to compensate blood donors in the country and the court recording when you donate marrow cells out of your arm it's identical to blood donation and there is no reason to make it a crime to donate bone marrow than to donate blood. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney general defends banning compensation under the organ transplant act. stanford medical ethicist believes time, technology and procedures changed everything. >> where you got a resource that's essentially renewable for an individual, where it's not nearly as invasive, the risks aren't nearly as high. and we are potentially with a
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robust donor service everybody who needs to be a recipient could be a recipient. >> reporter: critics say compensation for marrow could mean donors holding out for the highest price. supporters say they hope insurance companies will compensate bone marrow donors. >> the donor is as important to the donation process as hospitals, nurses, doctors. they are all paid and so should donors. >> advocates say even though the case was heard in the ninth circuit court it has national implications. the attorney general has 90 days to appeal the ruling to the supreme court. new have a story idea, log on to cbssf.com, click "connect," scroll down to "closer look," that and send an email if you have a story idea. some dust was a strong as a hurricane. >> it was insane, very frightening. we haven't had winds like this ever. >> downed power lines, fallen trees, crushing cars and homes of. the destruction wild winds left behind.
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a rather unusual deposit. dozens of "occupiers" barricade themselves inside an empty bank. why police are just ignoring them. a fire risk with a chevy volt. the incredible thing general motors is willing to do as a last resort to keep customers happy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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schools closed. all the result of the hurr our top story now at 6:30, downed trees, power outages, schools close, as a result of hurricane-force winds blowing through california today. one sleeping couple escaped death when a giant tree fell into their bedroom. as randy paige tells us, several dozen homes and apartments are now unlivable. >> reporter: we have seen many startling images in pasadena as a result of the winds. this is one of the them. imagine the force. wind -- imagine the force of the wind that drove this tree into this home. the retired couple were waiting for the day it would come down but didn't think it would happen early this morning. the view from inside the home is even more startling. take a look at this. keep in mind the tree came through here at 12:30 this morning.
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the man and woman who live here were in bed at the time. they have graciously allowed us into their home but declined an on-camera interview but wanted you to see what they have been through. >> it could have been so much worse. >> reporter: wayne lives a few doors down. >> the noise was horrendous. just -- it was frightening. it was really frightening. with all these tall trees around here, you didn't know what was coming down where. enough of them are big enough and these lots are small enough to where they could have taken out several house. >> reporter: chester street looks like many of the other tree-lined seats in pasadena and sierra madre. everywhere you look, you see uprooted trees, roots and branches. since schools were closed even the kids chipped in to help with the clean-up grateful for the day off. pasadena fires say 42 homes or apartments have been red-tagged but no fatalities and so far only four record injuries. >> there but for the grace of god go we. >> reporter: wayne wall is counting his blessings too. this tree came crashing down in his backyard. it slammed into a garage, not
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the home. >> it could have been more injuries, god forbid even deaths. when you look around and say the worst thing that happened is a tall tree, maybe it hit the house, car, garage, who cares? those are all things. they can be replaced. lives can't. lives can't. >> reporter: the couple who lives here won't spend the night here tonight and that's a good idea because more winds are in the forecast tonight. randy paige, cbs 5. tonight a san francisco firefighter is being called a hero following a fire in the mission district. that fire broke out at an apartment building at 24th and bartlett early this morning. flames as you see shooting out of the roof spread to a second building. firefighter bob coleman suffered smoke inhalation after rescuing a woman from a ledge. >> on the window she was hanging out on the ledge. i broke out the rest of the window to grab her so she wouldn't fall and gave her my
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mask so she could breathe because she couldn't breathe. >> four people were hurt two are in critical condition. not clear yet what started the fire. but investigators think that it started on the very top floor. tonight protestors barricaded themselves inside a vacant office building in santa cruz. they blocked officers out. len-on how police plan to get them -- len ramirez on how police plan to get them out. >> reporter: "occupiers" took turns on lookout duty high atop this vacant bank building in downtown santa cruz to protect what for now they say is their home. >> the media wants to talk to you. >> i know. i'm coming out but i'm not going to come out if you don't shut off the camera. >> reporter: they tried to stop us from photographing how they barricaded doors with desks, benches and file cabinets to keep police out. they also posted a no video notice on the window which was otherwise covered with paper and "occupy" slogans. but april camera shot through an opening -- but a camera shot
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through an opening revealed about 14 protestors inside the lobby having a meeting with sleeping bags and pillows all around. a spokesman by the name of bee says "occupiers" don't intend to leave. >> this place has been abandoned for three years or closed for three years. the "occupiers" talk about, uhm, wanting to set up community spaces. spaces like these. >> reporter: the bank is just across the river from an "occupy" santa cruz encampment where protestors have been living for weeks. last night about 20 forms a splinter group and snuck in. they said one of them obtained a key. is this something you're willing to get arrested senator. >> i don't really know yet. but i think we are trying do a good thing. >> reporter: the owners of the bank didn't comment but called police to remove them. police tried to come in last night but backed off to avoid a potentially violent skirmish. >> we simply don't have the amount of people to safely
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address this issue right now. >> reporter: police now say they have a plan a and b. >> hopefully we can get themleave peacefully. otherwise if what we think they are actually aiming for a police action it seems like them that in order to get the attention. we don't want that. but if we need to engage, unfortunately we'll have to. >> reporter: throughout the day police seemed to ignore the occupation drawing criticism from at least one local business owner. >> there is no unclear fuzzy area here. it's very clear that they have broken that someone's property and the police aren't willing to do anything about it and that's really distressing. as a business owner here, i think maybe i should move my business because what happens if i need the police? >> reporter: this evening the santa cruz city manager joined the "occupiers" inside to try and negotiate some sort of an organized retreat. if that doesn't work, police say they will take action although they set no timeline on when that would happen. in santa cruz, len ramirez, cbs 5. general motors may miss its sales mark for the popular
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chevy volt this year. looks like the company won't deliver its 10,000th volt until 2012. on the consumerwatch, julie watts tells us what gm is now offering to volt owners who are worried about a recent investigation into battery fires. julie. >> reporter: yeah, allen. consumer reports announced today the chevy volt beat out the porsche as number one in owner satisfaction. the ceo said gm will do whatever it takes to keep customers happy including buying back chevy volts from drivers worried about the battery issue. now this comes after the national highway traffic safety administration launched a formal investigation into the volt batteries this week. the problems began back in may when two weeks after a standard government crash test, a chevy volt battery unexpectedly caught fire in a storage yard. while subsequent test had gone similar results there have been no similar consumer incidents. gm announced monday it would be offering loaner cars to volt owners who want their cars inspected but it now appears
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the company may be going even further. while there's no official buy- back program, gm says that it may consider buying back some cars as a last resort. >> we are not expecting volt owners to want to trade in their cars. but again, if they are concerned we are going to do what it takes to keep them satisfied. if that means that the customers turn to the point that they may want to ask us to buy back the car from them, we'll -- we'll do that. >> reporter: now, experts say it's not uncommon for electric car manufacturers like gm and ford to have to buy back cars within the first year of a rollout. >> the launch of any new alternate technology vehicle is always a bit bumpy. so electric vehicles, they are good vehicles for the long run. but in the short run, first year of production, they're going to have problems. and today's volt buyback offer is no exception. >> car safety experts say drivers should not be worried
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following minor fender-benders. but they do recommend gm personnel drain car batteries following any major crash. all right. thank you. well, it has been 30 years since aids emerged as a mysterious outbreak on world aids day, how a bay area man could point to a cure. the iphone's new personal assistant can direct someone to an escort. so why can't it find medical service many women need? how apple is explaining that glitch. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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francisco: just a few minutes ago, police put up barricades around the a live look now at "occupy sf." there's a happy cat hanging out. but earlier, police tried to barricade the protestors saying that they wanted to keep them from expanding out on the road.
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it agitated the group. police have gone back again trying to barricade the protestors. we are not given any reason as to why. protestors believe that they are going to be evicted. we are keeping an eye on this situation. there have been a couple of skirmishes with the protestors and police nothing exceptionally violent. there have been no arrests. this is "occupy sf." we are keeping an eye on it. it is world aids day. today in washington the president declared war on the disease. >> we're admitting an additional $15 million for the ryan white program that supports care provided by hiv medical clinics across the country. we are committing an additional $35 million for state aids drug assistance programs. >> aids was first identified 30 years ago and everyone december 1st is dedicated to raising
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awareness of it. but as dr. kim mulvihill reports there is new hope for the possibility of a cure. >> reporter: ernest summers. >> reporter: among the redwoods in golden gate park, a path of candles led the way to 1800 names engraved in stone of people who have died and those who loved them. >> the reason why this place exists is for specifically hope, healing and remembrance. >> reporter: this place is the national aids memorial grove where hundreds came today to remember 3 decades of a devastating disease. >> we will overcome. we will. >> reporter: 30 years ago, in 1981, the cdc published a report about a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia in five homosexuals. that was then. >> no one could have imagined the worldwide epidemic that's occurred. >> reporter: to date more than 60 million people have contracted hiv nearly 30
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million have died as a consequence. the good news antiretroviral therapy has turned and almost certain death sentence into a chronic manageable disease but not everyone responds. and for those who do, the drugs are expensive and full of side effects. >> you can't imagine that you're just going to keep putting people on drugs and have them on these really somewhat toxic drugs for a lifetime. we have to find better solutions. >> reporter: clues to one better exclusion, once thought impossible might be found in this man. 45-year-old timothy brown is no longer infected with hiv. >> i'm cured of hiv. i had hiv but i don't anymore. >> reporter: brown is the first man in world history to be functionally cured of the virus. five years ago, he under within the a risky procedure, a stem cell bone marrow transplant. the bone marrow donor had a genetic mutation that protects against hiv. after the transplant, brown got the same protection. >> he has no trace of virus in
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any of the tissues that people have been able to look at. he is not on any therapy. >> reporter: dr. levy and other experts at ucsf are currently studying brown to see what they can replicate what he experienced but without the risk or cost of a transplant. the idea? >> we might be able to take stem cells or the white blood- producing cells of a person who is infected, manipulate them genetically in the lab, give them back so that that person would no longer be susceptible to hiv infection. >> [ bell ] >> reporter: back at the grove, talk of a cure brings hope but until then -- >> we have to be very conscientious about prevention because hiv is 100% preventible disease. [ bell ] >> reporter: so the circle of friends doesn't have to get any bigger. dr. kim mulvihill, cbs 5, healthwatch. never too toler start thinking about the weekend and after an overnight low of 11
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degrees in tahoe, tomorrow rebounding to sunny skies and 36 degrees. no need for the chains over the weekend. in any event, here's your snow report beginning with the south shore. >> we have your full pinpoint forecast straight ahead but first dennis and sports. >> you know, roberta, the raiders need all hands on deck during their play-off run not in handcuffs. look lick loss of a key player coming up. -- the likely loss of a key player coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,
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something "siri" the virtual assistant can't help you fi. it's one of the hottest functions of the new iphone but there's something siri the virtual assistant cannot help up find an abortion clinic. concerns were raised that it draws a blank when asked about abortion and contraception. even though it can find you viagra and an escort service. apple is blaming it on a technical glitch saying that these are not intentional omissions and they are working
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on a fix. here's a fish tale you have to see to believe. a couple of guys shot a huge great white shark about 25 miles off the north carolina copes. [ bleep ], [ bleep ], [ bleep ] >> the guys say the shark even nudged their boat with its nose and slapped the boat with its tale. it was about 25 miles off the north carolina coast. the shark circled for about 20 minutes or so. [ bleep ] >> and swam off. >> you notice they weren't trying to catch it. >> no chum out there. >> i think dennis o'donnell could watch that what do you think? just throw him the tackle box. >> dennis will catch -- >> that's not funny! >> how many tackle boxes have you lost this year, dennis? good evening, let's head outside. it's live, it's our cbs 5 weather camera looking towards the golden gate bridge wanting to feature this not so much because of the snarled up traffic heading out of town but because the bridges have been
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problematic today because of the winds sweeping across the span. these are gusts at 30 miles per hour in livermore. sfo and san jose both with 22- mile-per-hour gusts. but above 1,000 feet, see these blue highlighted areas in that's where we still have a wind advisory effect until 10 a.m. tomorrow winds 20 to 30 miles per hour still expected. what's lost in all of this is tonight. of the cold temperatures, dipping down to near freezing in throughout the tri-valley. 36 in santa rosa as it will be in san jose. 40 in vallejo. interesting doings. this is an area of low pressure we have been talking about spilling a few snowflakes across the mountains above las vegas also the san bernardino mountains cause the santa ana winds as it hits this ridge of high pressure. it's that funnel effect. it's that tight pressure gradient and we will still
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remain breezy tonight. futurecast winds, watch it as the clock ticks on by. overnight winds still up to 25 miles per hour at the delta. same story by the morning commute. san francisco at 21. the winds beginrelax during the afternoon hours. watch what happens at 6:00 we're in the clear. near freezing temperatures tonight. tomorrow breezy but bright. and the offshore flow it will continue over the weekend. tomorrow's daytime highs topping off seasonal until 60s. east of the bay 65 in walnut creek and pleasant hill. 60 at livermore. going to take a while would warm up in livermore after an overnight low of 33. warm spot will be santa rosa at 68. nothing but sunshine days and seasonal high temperatures. winds beginrelax about this
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time tomorrow night. then perhaps rain by the following weekend. that's the pinpoint forecast. eyewitness news will come right back after this.
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california should be proud. we were the first to ban smoking on airplanes. the first to have smoke-free bars and restaurants. all while saving over $86 billion in health care costs... and over a million lives. we've done a good job. but even if you were born today, you'd still grow up in a world where tobacco kills more people... than aids, drugs, alcohol, murder and car crashes... combined. we have a lot more work to do.
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firing a gunshot during a ft late last night. " " 's mug shot. he raiders linebacker rolando mcclain was arrested this
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afternoon for firing a gunshot during a fight late last night. >> got the gun told me to put knife down and the shot it in my face. i was just standing there. he just came at me and shot the gun by my face. >> this is mcclain's mugshot. he was book after the victim told police he pointed a pistol at his head during the dispute. mcclain took the gun away from the victim's held, held it next to his ear and fired t mcclain was in alabama attending his grandfather's funeral. he was charged are four misdemeanors. so how he was smiling after being handcuffed i'll never know. the raiders number one pick in 2010 signed a five-year $40 million contract with 23 million guaranteed. he was released on $2,000 bond. the warriors finally have a chance to talk about the future today with the lockout ending. general manager larry riley made it clear the team would be active in making changes to the
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roster. the warriors start practice december 9. he spent yesterday at 49ers headquarters with harbaugh. he was asked whether they can be like the 49ers and turn it around in one season. >> i don't want to be the 49ers. as great as they have been, as great as the raiders have been, i want to be the warriors. i'm not going to preach to my team to be the raiders or the 9ers. no, let's take care of business and have folks talking about us. >> fortunately, unfortunately for market jackson the lakers happened to play in his division, as well. tiger woods thinks his game is finally starting to improve to the point where the gallery doesn't need protection when they watch him. [ laughter ] >> i'm swinging the club. you don't need to walk out there with hockey helmets on. >> the chevron challenge in southern california no hockey helmet needed for had one lands on the green tapped in for birdie. one of four birds on the front
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nine. he tied for second place. second hole for zach johnson who lands it on the fringe but watch this. he got the back spin, gets the roll. if he doesn't hit the cup, it's gone off the green. that's an eagle. johnson one-over today. 7 back of the leader which is k.j. choi. it is not often that someone other than the basketball team at st. mary's makes the headlines. but the soccer team is three wins away from a national title. and they are dedicating their cinderella season to a fallen teammate. >> it's fun proving a lot of people wrong and shocking the world game after game. >> reporter: on saturday david will take on soccer's version of goliath north carolina for a trip to the final four. >> it's draining. i think i have lost some hair whatever i have up there. [ laughter ] >> but, yeah, but, you know, that's the good feeling that you want to have. >> reporter: it's a welcome change for a team that's been
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in mourning for the last two seasons. connor was a reserve goalie for the gaels and died overseas in the spring of 2010s. >> he had chosen to study abroad for his spring semester because he realized he probably wouldn't play professional soccer like most college players so he wanted to explore. so he witness to rome and had a great time there and in just a tragic incident he passed away. >> reporter: he fell from a balcony in rome and suffered injuries that killed him. >> i cried all day. the guys did, too. >> reporter: connor never played in a game but was a consummate teammate. >> they started saying, did you make connor proud today? and you know, obviously if the answer is not no to that question then you have to reevaluate how you're living your day. >> reporter: the gaels national
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championship would certainly make connor proud. >> a doesn't go by where i don't thing -- a day doesn't go by where i don't think about him and how he influenced my life. i'm doing the work for two now. >> now they take on north carolina there and they have not lost at home all season long. it will be tough. >> the gaels. >> yup. >> thank you so much, dennis. we have news of a breaking story grassfire that's burning near collier canyon road. that is near 580 in livermore. >> they are saying it's roughly 50 to 100 acres and, of course, the wind is a huge concern. roberta has been talking about it all night. you have experienced it. that's what they are worried about. so cal fire is responding to that. we are going to keep an eye on that this evening. have a good night. see you at 10:00 and 11:00. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com [ male announcer ] dandruff, meet micro-beads. any last wishes? new selsun blue deep cleansing micro-bead scrub goes to the source wiping out flakes before they flake.
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